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by False Prophet
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Striker Kai - What Do We Know?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: GM Striker Kai - What Do We Know?

I'm not sure it's so much "adding retro stuff to make the movie cooler to nerds" as "adding more detail to make the movie more appealing to fans". The TV shows are supposed to be ambassadors to the average viewer, it's the OVAs and movies that can indulge in being mecha porn for the die-hard fan. :...
by False Prophet
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How exactly could people convert energy from miniature fusion reactor to electricity?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: How exactly could people convert energy from miniature fusion reactor to electricity?

Generators like steam turbines, MHD dynamos, and thermoelectric converters are far from the only ways to possibly extract energy from a thermonuclear fusion reaction... they're just the most conventional ones. Alphavoltaics and Betavoltaics can capture alpha and beta particles and generate electric...
by False Prophet
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How exactly could people convert energy from miniature fusion reactor to electricity?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

How exactly could people convert energy from miniature fusion reactor to electricity?

Could a design based on boiling water or pressurized water nuclear reactors work on an 0079 MS? And if that is the case, would you need a concrete shell outside the Minovsky reactor? Would you need to fear thermal runaway? What about radioisotope thermoelectric generator?
by False Prophet
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 51445

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Well, yes... the variable-sweep wing offers greater flexibility in performance between high-speed high-altitude roles and low-speed low-altitude roles, particularly in terms of subsonic cruise fuel efficiency and better gust response for low-altitude flight. They also generally offer better carryin...
by False Prophet
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 51445

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Is it just me or does the YF-27-5 look less similar to the VF-22 than the Lucifer?

Also, does having variable wings make any difference to the VF-25 when compared to the VF-24? And I suddenly have the feeling that the VF-31A has more part commonality to the monkey-model VF-24 than the VF-25.
by False Prophet
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 51445

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

What is the "Heavy Quantum Beam Gun" on the YF-29 exactly? How is it difference from normal beam guns?

Also, is it said anywhere how many percentage of VF-25's components does the Durandal and Perceval have respectively? Isn't the Durandal kind of a patchwork machine?
by False Prophet
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Striker Kai - What Do We Know?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: GM Striker Kai - What Do We Know?

I don't think I have read anywhere that the GM Striker Kai is Earth only. And if I not mistaken, the GM Striker Custom did works in space in Gundam Katana.
by False Prophet
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How easy can you modify a non-moveable frame MS to a moveable frame one?
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: How easy can you modify a non-moveable frame MS to a moveable frame one?

On a related subject, do you think how easy is it to repair damaged moveable-frame armor? For example, how easy is it to remove the armor plates in this case, when compared to the Zeon's monocoque designs (the Zaku, etc.) (On a related note, what is the difference between monocoque and unibody? They...
by False Prophet
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?

Yeah the Gyan is pretty much never featured in any manga or sidestory outside of M'quve's prototype... Gyan Eos from MSV-R is one of the very few ones. I suppose that even if the Gyan was compatible to existing Zaku and Dom weaponry, it is still a hard machine to master, given how fragile and relie...
by False Prophet
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How easy can you modify a non-moveable frame MS to a moveable frame one?
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: How easy can you modify a non-moveable frame MS to a moveable frame one?

And most of the MSV-R EFF/AE/FSS Super Gelgoogs are newly built units, not modified ones. You mean suits like the Gelgoog Uma Lightning, or the ReGelgu? The later I suspect were built completely new, though they seemed to retain a level of part compatibility with the older Gelgood -- in the latest ...
by False Prophet
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How easy can you modify a non-moveable frame MS to a moveable frame one?
Replies: 17
Views: 889

How easy can you modify a non-moveable frame MS to a moveable frame one?

You can certainly modify a pre-Gryps MS to accept moveable frame, as demonstrated by the Pale Rider being made into the Todesritter. What I want to ask how easy is this to do hypothetically? I presume not, since if it was the case, the EFF would had chosen to modify the GM III instead of making new ...
by False Prophet
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?

One thing I wonder about Gyan design is that why is there no thruster under its skirt and ankle armor. That would help a lot for jumping and may even allow hovering. HG Gyan Kreiger does have skirt thrusters and calf thrusters. Anyone here has a HG Gyan to check if it has skirt thruster? If not, th...
by False Prophet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1123
Views: 106277

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

For most civilians, cybernetic implants start and end with the minimally-invasive network implants that let them connect their brains to the internet. Consumer-grade cybernetic limb replacements to repair severe injuries are just as responsive as a flesh and blood limb, but are visibly mechanical a...
by False Prophet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1123
Views: 106277

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Say, I wonder how is living in augmented reality in Macross as a cyborg? I mean, normal people found it distracting enough just to wear the Google Glasses. Imagine processing so much information that come with each step that you take. Also, I remember somewhere in Frontier it was mentioned that most...
by False Prophet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1123
Views: 106277

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Cybernetics weren't necessary to operate the YF-27s in Macross the Ride . They did have the brain direct interface, but as with the VF-27 they had manual controls built into a suit of EGP-03/05 EX-Gear as well. They were much less extreme in terms of performance than the production VF-27, having pa...
by False Prophet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1123
Views: 106277

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

To be fair, this feels like a case of Truth in Television... I've met fairly few people who actually look their age, more often than not they either look older or younger than their actual age. It's also probably pretty damn hard to make characters look a very specific age with such a low level of ...
by False Prophet
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1123
Views: 106277

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Say, which voice actor would you want to return to the series, either as a cameo or a straight up another character? Also, is Maximilian still alive by the time of Delta? How old is he then? (And, is it strange for Max and Milia only have daughters? Is it something related to Milia being a Meltrandi...
by False Prophet
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Wing: G-Unit's accelerate rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Wing: G-Unit's accelerate rifle

The Japanese wiki says it's a helical particle accelerator firing a muon particle beam. It's described as having a built-in electromagnetic capacitor system that can be used to fire a more powerful "hyper shot". Not quite analogous to a VSBR, I suppose. So a railgun, but instead of firing slug it f...
by False Prophet
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?

domtropen wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Isn't that limitation Hizack's?
It always strike me weird that the Hizack had even lower output than the Act Zaku, the later of which seems to be plentiful enough to see action years later.
by False Prophet
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?

Doesn't the Gyan Eos could use beam bazookas in Gundam Battle Operation 2?

Then again, I don't remember UC MS charging up their beam rifles like in that game.